When I'm making comics, I feel like I am working on a puzzle. I gather the pieces and make them fit (shaving them down and adding to them as necessary until it works.) Creating art is hard work,but creating a baby makes me feel like a god! This kind of creativity is actually pretty easy, and I enjoy it too! That realization (that I am like a god) makes me think about abortion rights. If I'm a god - capable of making an actual person in my belly - who is anyone else to tell me that I don't get to decide whether I should complete the process or not? The panel above, from We Conceive, is a nod to this particular power women have, and the discomfort some people feel when they are confronted with that power.
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